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Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 WGS lives up to its name; delivers a successful virtual 63rd Founders’ Day

WGS just reiterated its indomitable spirit and the quest for excellence with a successful virtual Founders’ Day. Celebrated on 28th November, 2020, the day began with the inauguration of the Exhibitions by the Mr. & Mrs. Nath, parents of the School Captain. They did so virtually by pressing a button to play the first presentation. The Founders’ Day Celebrations commenced with the Exhibitions titled ‘Flavours of India’ that were streamed on the school website between 10:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. The Exhibitions this year were based on the theme of oneness, illustrating the idea of unity in diversity. Demonstrating teamwork and maximum participation, the students of each class put up a presentation on a chosen state to endorse its culture, traditions, cuisine, handicrafts, festivals, languages, bio-diversity and much more. All this to bring to home the lesson that the many peoples of this phenomenal and one of its kind subcontinent stand as one despite the apparent differences! The states covered were Dev Bhoomi- Uttarakhand; Meghalaya: The abode of clouds; the Enchanting Tamil Nadu; Spicy Rajasthan; and Gujarat – The Land of Lions and Legends. The Outgoing batch presented personal glimpses of their journey over the years at Welham. The Class XI students explored life and times during Covid-19 trying to answer many questions and presenting their own take on the stark reality of the current situation, besides sharing possible solutions to overcome the same. The main Founders’ Day programme held in the evening included Speeches, Prize Distribution and ‘Samashti’: An Ensemble. Ms. Vinita Bali, a global business leader with extensive experience and a Midas Touch, and former President, WGSS, presided at the celebrations as the Chief Guest. The School Annual Report was presented on the occasion by the School Principal, Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam wherein she welcomed Mr. Deepak Kapoor as the new President of the WGSS along with other members and guests. She announced the appointment of Mrs Neelu Khanna, social activist and co-Founder of Aasra Trust, as Vice President of the Board of Governors. She spoke about preparing ourselves further for situations that we cannot fully anticipate and endorsed the Four ‘R s’, namely: Reading to broaden one’s horizons; Revamping one’s social media presence; Reinventing by venturing into new territories; and Rising to face the unprecedented changes. She mentioned how the pandemic has truly reiterated the much-clichéd skills of the 21st century such as decision making, problem solving, ability to innovate and most certainly adaptability and conflict resolution, both within and without. She ended by quoting Maya Angelou thus establishing Welham’s commitment to rise to any challenge in the face of adversity: ‘You may write me down in history/ With you bitter, twisted lines/ You may trod me in the very dirt/ But still, like dust, I will rise.’ Mr. Deepak Kapoor addressed the audience as President and said the Board of Governors is always invested in the welfare of every stakeholder. He shared that even during a challenging time such as this, the school has stood strong behind each and every member. He assured that the Board will continue to take Welham to greater heights with best-in class amenities. Ms Vinita Bali also addressed the virtual gathering and thanked the Principal for inviting her to be the Chief guest. Ms Bali shared her learnings with the audience. She said that the only competition one has is with themselves and that one must focus on empathy and compassion. She urged parents and teachers to not make a decision on behalf of the student but to allow them to prepare for a life that they enjoy. Once one enjoys what they do, Ms Bali said, can one excel in it. She also shared that the true purpose of education is to liberate and open minds and emphasized on an environment that allows minds to open. True to the School’s traditions, the Awards given out were not just to recognize marks alone or achievements in Sports and academics etc., but to extol those qualities which build a person’s character – Good Citizenship, Helpfulness, Creativity, Compassion and Community Service. ‘Long Service Awards’ were also presented to one Teacher and two Support Staff for having served the institution for 25 years. The cultural programme titled ‘Samashti’ was again a blend of three different genres Drama, Dances and Music. The Nukkad Natak conveyed a powerful message of Social, political, cultural, National and religious integration addressing issues such as Child labour, rape, hunger, poverty, corruption, female exploitation and the role of those in positions of authority. It exemplified the school’s commitment towards propelling the wheels of change albeit in its own little ways! A conscious effort was made to convey a powerful message to accept diversity and co-exist in harmony without discord. This was effectively demonstrated through a musical composition invoking Allah, Aum and Hallelujah, wherein all musical instruments producing different sounds and retaining their individuality, came together to produce melodious harmony. The same could be seen when the various dance forms seamlessly and beautifully blended into one another without losing their essence and clearly revealing the one spirit that pervades them all. The Nukkad Natak, established the idea of initiating change in the formative years and training ourselves to accept the differences and inculcate the idea of ‘Samashti’. The participants referred to the school prayer book, ‘Geet Pustika’ which includes prayers made to Allah, Ishwar, Wahe Guru and Jesus claiming that though the prayers may be different, the spirit behind them is the same since ‘ Sabhi Prarthanao mein chipa hua bhav us tak pahunch jata hai!’ With this, the colourful cultural programme came to an end. Please watch the school's Founders’ Day celebrations on our YouTube Channel.
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Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 SC student's debut book published by Bloomsbury

Rushali Mukherjee, a student of Class XII, is a published author! Her collection of illustrated poems, titled 'Moonchild' was recently released by Bloomsbury. Rushali has been working on her book for the last two years while juggling school life and the book is a testimony to her hard work and talent. A talented artist, each poem has been simply but beautifully expressed through her sketches. We wish Rushali the very best and hope to see more of her published work in the future!
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Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 Talk on Judicial Procedures by eminent Judge

It was our privilege to host Justice K S Garewal, an eminent jurist, on 15th October, 2020 for a virtual talk on ‘Judicial Procedures’. Justice Garewal retired as a High Court Judge in 2009. Thereafter he was elected by the UN General Assembly to the ‘ United Nations Appeals Tribunal’. He emphasized on the growing role of the Judiciary today as an effective check on both the Executive and the Legislature and the usage of writs in protecting Fundamental Rights and maintaining the democratic nature of our country. It was an interactive session where teachers and students found answers to their queries.
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Monday, Nov 02, 2020 WGS students bag coveted titles at international MUN

A delegation of five students participated in The E. Ahmad Model United Nations Conference 2020 on 24th and 25th October, 2020. It was an international e-conference organized by the Indian School, Al Ghubra. Around 400 delegates from 47 schools across 10 nations participated in the Conference. It was a moment of great pride for us when (O-545) Eishani Purohit won the ‘Best Diplomacy Award’ and (F-081) Aditi Bhojnagarwala won the ‘Diplomacy Award’ in their respective committees. All the students did a commendable job and are worthy of appreciation.
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Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 Feather in our cap! Ex -WGS’ documentary wins prestigious award

Acclaimed director and ex Welhamite, Sujata Kulshreshtha’s (Class of 1979) latest production ‘India 2050’, created by her company Wide Angle Films in association with Discovery channel, has bagged a triple A - Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Cinematography- at the Asian Academy Creative Awards, Singapore! The documentary takes a hard hitting look at the climate change threat in India and the climate emergency we are in. Sujata (Verma) Kulshreshtha is the founder of Wide Angle Films (www.wideanglefilms.in), a video production house based in Noida. After finishing her schooling, Sujata did a 5-½ Masters in Visual Communication from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. Watch the trailer of the documentary at https://youtu.be/rQIS0Z2et08 We are so proud of her!
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Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 WGS successfully conducts the Annual Commemorative Debates this year

Two ladies, one institution, two far-sighted and futuristic visions, one goal: Miss Grace Mary Linnell, the legendary Founder Principal of Welham Girls’ School, and her successor Miss Saroj Srivastava, under whose stewardship of eighteen years the school moved to greater heights. It is to remember and honour these stalwarts of education that every year the school hosts two of our most prestigious inter-school events dedicated to them- the Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School English Debate and the Miss Linnell Memorial Inter School Hindi Debate. This year, the debates were held online on the 14th of October, 2020. Eleven top schools of the country participated in the debates. The Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School English Debate was held in two rounds. The First round was in the extempore format with two speakers of each team speaking for and against the motion, and the third member of the team or the interlocutor asking questions to the speakers from other schools. The topic of the first round was, ‘The Notion of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam or One World and One Family can never turn into reality’. The four best teams that qualified for the final rounds were Sanskaar Valley School, La Martiniere for Boys Kolkata, Vasant Valley School and Welham Girls’ School. The Second round was a modified version of the World School Debating format, in which the three speakers of each team were asked questions by the judges. The topic of the final round was, ‘‘Hate unites people more than love’. The overall winner of the debate was Welham Girls’ School, while Vasant Valley School was declared the Runners-Up team. The preliminary round of Sushri Linnell Smriti Antar Vidyalaya Hindi Vaad-Vivad Pratiyogita 2020 was held in Oxford format, the topic for which was given the previous day. The teams were divided into two pools A and B, and the meetings were held via Zoom. Two teams from each pool qualified for the final round which was held later in the day. The teams which qualified for the final round were The Sanskar Valley School and Welham Girl's School from pool A, and La Martiniere for Boys Kolkata and Welham Boy's School from pool B. From the proposition, Medha Ajitsaria of Welham Girl's School was declared the second-best speaker and Aditi Bhojnagarwala of Welham Girl's School was declared the best speaker. Overall, La Martiniere for Boys Kolkata received the runners up position, and Welham Girl's School as well as the Sanskar Valley School we declared the winners of the competition. Overall, the event was a great success, which overcame all the technological challenges despite the global pandemic and gave the students a fair opportunity to portray their talents.
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Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 WGS bags 3rd overall position in creative Inter-School event

Welham Girls’ School participated in an online Inter-School event hosted by Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie, titled Bouquet de créativité. A total of 18 schools participated in this event from all over India. WGS bagged the third overall position and the students participated in a number of events such as ‘Spiffy Styling’, ‘Improvised Beauty’, ‘Hilarious Mag’, ‘Flip-O-Rama’, ‘In the Limelight’, among others. 0 - 14 Manya Goyal secured the first position in ‘Experiment with Fiddling’ where participants had to doodle on ‘Lockdown’ topic with whatever materials available with them. B-320 Shreya Gupta secured the first position in Flip-O-Rama category.
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Friday, Oct 09, 2020 WGS students attend international MUN

A delegation of 14 girls participated in the Model United Nations organized by the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' School, Jaipur on the 6th and 7th of October,2020. It was a global event with around 200 delegates from 14 to 15 schools from India and abroad . (F-444) Himanshi Gupta and (B-463) Saanvi Hissaria received ‘Special Mention’ in their respective Committees. It was a rich learning experience for the students and helped them immensely in the field of research, developing communication skills and endorsing one’s position.
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Wednesday, Oct 07, 2020 Home Science students attend a delicious webinar!

Students of Home Science attended a Gourmet culinary workshop on 22nd September which was organised by the Indian School of Hospitality, Gurgaon. The workshop was conducted by Chef Aabhas Jain, a bakery and patisserie expert with over 7 years of experience in the field. He taught the students to bake Raspberry pistachio cookies, vanilla hazelnut chocolate tarts and chewy caramel and almond vanilla crumble mawa cake. He also demonstrated the technique to make ganache, praline paste, chewy caramel, used to assemble the three dishes. The students loved every minute of the workshop that got their stomachs growling at the end of it!
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Friday, Sep 18, 2020 Dehradun Cyber crime department conducts sessions on being safe virtually

On 15th ,16th and 19th September 2020, online sessions on cyber security were conducted for the entire school. It was conducted by Shri Rajesh Dhyani and Ms Pratibha , both sub-inspectors with the Cyber Security Cell of the Dehradun Police Department. The hour-long sessions gave clear and comprehensive information on the range of dangers posed by the internet and how to avoid them. The students asked several questions and we hope they will have learnt a few valuable lessons and tips on how to stay safe in the virtual world.
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Friday, Sep 18, 2020 The first-ever virtual Inter House LiterIT Fest a huge success!

The first ever virtual LITERIT FEST was held from 9thto 12thSeptember, 2020 and proved to be a fantastic platform for young Welhamites to deliberate, engage, create, appreciate and learn in a new way. The school was engulfed in a flurry of activity as online auditions were conducted for all the competitions. As all activities were Inter-House competitions, Welhamites jumped into the fray! The fact that team members, student co-ordinators and the teachers were all miles apart and every performance and every entry had to be recorded did not dampen spirits or deter enthusiasts. In fact it was just another challenge to overcome! The scale and size of the Fest can be guessed from the fact there were twenty one competitions spread across four arenas - English, Hindi, Third language and IT. While the Seniors debated (English and Hindi), shot short films, created Visual poetry and recorded Podcasts, the A2s and A1s had competitions like Photography, Turncoat, Slam Poetry, Best Correspondent and Hasya Kavita competition. The events for Seniors took place on the 9thand 10thof September. This was followed by events for B2s and B1s on the 11th. Once again there was an interesting mix like – Dialogue with Time, Poetic Blast from the Past, Animation in Scratch and Fracture a Fairytale. The A3s and B1s had their activities like Website Development, Declamation, Best Radio Presenter and Third Language Presentations on the 12thof September. The special element in each competition was that each participant/ team had to face an impromptu question round from the judges – and it was here that the mettle and calibre were truly tested. The Fest concluded with the Principal’s address where she congratulated one and all for the extraordinary success of the fest.
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Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 Students participate in Inter- School Art and Design Fest

Twenty-two students from Senior and Middle school participated in ‘Srijanyam’ - Online Inter School Art & Design Fest 2020, held from 20th August to 12th September. The event is hosted annually by The Assam Valley School. Students participated in 8 different event categories including Portrait, Poster Design, Digital Illustration, Cartoon or caricature, Digital Imaging with Photoshop (Senior & Junior category) and Photography (Senior & Junior category). (B-255) Soumya Saraf secured 2nd position in Poster Design competition, and (B-572) Meenal Jain secured 2nd position in Digital Illustration.
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Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 Students bring out first edition of Poetry magazine

There is no voice better heard than a poet's! WGS students have brought out their very first issue of PAS - Poetry Appreciation Society and it's titled Voice Amplified. The magazine has a medley of poems that touch on various emotions as well as striking visuals. Do check it out!
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Saturday, Sep 05, 2020 Students put up a fantastic virtual Teacher's Day programme

On the occasion of Teachers' Day, Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam and staff members attended a virtual Teachers' Day with a '90s theme. The students put up a number of dance performances and a play to express their gratitude and love towards the staff. What's more, the SC batch went out of their way to send beautiful silk face masks with the school logo embroidered on it as a gift for all staff members! Mrs. Sambasivam thanked the students, on behalf of the entire staff, for putting up a fun-filled programme and making it all happen despite the current constraints.
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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020 WGS organises RS event to celebrate Internationalism and Adventure

Welham Girls' School organised 'Firgun Poetry Fest' and 'Meraki Visual Arts Fest' - international poetry and design competition -- for its fellow Round Square schools. An overwhelming number of over 60 schools participated from across the world, from countries such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore to name a few. In the poetry competition, participants sent video entries for 4 categories - English, Hindi, Spanish and French. In the design competition, entries were invited on the themes of Dreamy Self Portrait, Abstract Paper World, Selflessness from both Junior and Senior schools. The winning entries were extraordinary, to say the least.
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Friday, Aug 28, 2020 Art and Design workshop on 3D design

An online art class by Pooja Aggarwal, a visual artist specialising in 3D art, was organised by WGS from 12th to 14th August, 2020. The students collaborated with Ms Aggarwal to learn new techniques in understanding perspective and optical illusion in Art. The students enjoyed the workshop and needless to add, experienced a new perspective in art!
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Monday, Aug 17, 2020 WGS art and design students participate in 'Navankur' fest

Welham Girls’ School participated in the 27th All India Inter-Public Schools’ Cultural Festival of Art, Music, Dance and Literary Skills - Jindal Art Festival - ‘Navankur’ held online on 7th August, 2020. This event is conducted annually by Vidya Devi Jindal Public School, Hisar. This year, the festival was non-competitive. (H-286) Zehra Ali, (B-074) Avishi Mitruka and (O-602) Abhijeet Kaur Sohal participated in Cartooning, Canvas Shoe decoration and Cloth mask making respectively.
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Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 WGS celebrates 74th Independence Day in a marvellous display of unity

Though separated due to the current situation, Welham Girls’ School family came together to celebrate the 74th Independence Day live. While the flag was unfurled on the campus with staff members, the programme was recorded and telecast for all students logged in from their homes. The students sang the national anthem followed by a series of programmes. Captain, Hoopoe House, Arushi Agarwal, shared her views on freedom. She remembered the bravehearts who laid down their lives and said that after 73 years we are finally breaking from the shackles of subjugation, not only political but also psychological, spiritual and intellectual. A beautiful rendition titled ‘Priya Bharatam’ on a poem by Shri Chandrabhanu Tripathi showed the remarkable hard work of the students who performed together on vocal, tabla, sitar, guitar and piano! A play titled ‘Unsung Heroes’ by the dramatics department was telecast next on the rebirth of India post 1947, based on the life of Kamala Devi. Finally, Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam addressed the school. She thanked the forefathers who fought for the independence, the brave armed personnel, medical fraternity especially during Covid times and our farmers and reiterated Vidushi’s words on the extraordinary progress the country has made. She saluted the teacher community for adapting themselves quickly and shifting to online teaching. She urged the students to adapt to change, rise above prejudices, speak against injustice and believe that each one of us can make a difference. God bless this great country!
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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 Another Welhamite shares the top position in ISC results!

It isn't so lonely at the top anymore! We are thrilled to announce Tanisha Gupta now shares the first position with our topper Janhvi Chandra in her ISC results. Tanisha has also scored 99.5%, which increased after re-evaluation of her marks from the Council. Congratulations to Tanisha. We are so proud of you.
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Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 WGS student organises folk dance workshop

It's hard to keep a Welhamite sitting at one place! Jahnavi Dalmia, a Class XII student organised a folk dance workshop which was conducted by the internationally-acclaimed Mrs. Krutika Shah, founder and choreographer of Taal group from 15th-18th June, 2020. The students learnt four different types of folk dances during the workshop. The classes began with a warm-up and prayer after which the students were briefed about the dance form. About 30 students from class 9-12 participated in the workshop. They learnt Lavani, Gidda, Kalbeliya and Garba dance forms.
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Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 WGS shares its latest e-magazine Chrysalis

The school is proud to share its e-issue of ‘Chrysalis’, an in-house collaborative English-Art magazine. The magazine is a labour of love, a vivid and artistic product that reflects the transformation of our students from beginners to extremely talented and skilled writers and artists, akin to its title ‘Chrysalis’! Do listen to the audio attached with a few write-ups for complete audio-visual enjoyment. URL: https://jonahkat.com/pdf/publication/2020-2021/CHRYSALIS.pdf
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Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 WGS students win accolades at WELMUN 2020

A delegation of 12 students participated in the online Welham Boys’ Model United Nations (WELMUN) conducted on 18th and 19th July, 2020. Around 300 delegates from 28 schools participated in this event. Our students did us proud by winning prizes in their respective Committees -- Chhaya Singh (F-008) was adjudged the ‘Best Delegate’ in her respective Committee, Arushi Agarwal (H-242), Hansika Nath (F-294), Taarika Mann (W-382) and Khushiya Jhamb (O-589) were adjudged ‘The Outstanding Delegate’ in their respective Committees, Eishani Purohit (O-545) and Aditi Bhojnagarwala (F-081) received Honorable Mention and last but not the least Archie Khanduja (H-192) received a Verbal Mention.
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Monday, Jul 20, 2020 Dancing to their own beats!

An Online Contemporary Dance workshop "Dance to your Own Beat" was conducted by Ms. Seher Noor Mehra, an ex-Welhamite, on the 11th and 12th of July. The workshop was extremely informative and the students were taught a new dance form. On the first day, the students were introduced to the essence of contemporary dances and were taught the basic movements. They also learnt a few exercises and had warm-up and cool-down sessions. On the second day, the students learnt new body movements and a whole floor routine. By the end of the day, they could perform the dance to a rhythm. Overall, the students thoroughly enjoyed the two day workshop.
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Friday, Jul 10, 2020 Welham shines and sparkles in its ISC and ICSE 2020 results!

Indeed a momentous day for us! The Board results for ICSE and ISC have been released and our students have performed brilliantly. The highest percentage in Class XII has been scored by Ms. Jahnvi Chandra. She has scored 99.50%. Jahnvi scored 100 marks in three subjects - Economics, Psychology and History. The highest percentage in Class X has been scored by Ms. Krisha Khanna. She has scored 98.6%. Krisha scored 100 marks in four subjects - Hindi, History/Geography, Science and Group Three papers. The results are a testimony to the engagement and hard work put in by all teachers and staff. Welham continues in its relentless pursuit towards excellence to reach greater heights.
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Thursday, Jul 09, 2020 Welham Doodle – Online Inter-House Doodling Competition for Middle School

An Inter-House doodling competition was organized online for the Middle School in May and June 2020. The art and Design department received 103 doodles from BII, BI and AIII batches. The event concluded on 12th June and the results were declared in the 2nd online assembly held on on 30th June 2020. The doodles were judged based on how well they captured the essence of the topic and creativity. Thirty-six students were awarded appreciation for their excellent work. With maximum participation and overall marks, Flycatcher House was declared winners for the event followed by Hoopoes as 1st Runners-up.
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Wednesday, Jul 08, 2020 WGS students impress at International Story Telling Event

An online collaborative event titled, ‘International Story Telling Collaboration’ was organised by Sunbeam Suncity School, Varanasi, as a Round Square initiative, on the 20th of June. The theme of the story telling competition was Folklore. Amber Singh and Mahi Chandra, two students from our school participated in the event and narrated their stories online. Amber narrated an English Folklore on ‘King Arthur’ and Mahi narrated a South Indian Folklore titled ‘The Girl who married a Tiger’. The students got an opportunity to narrate their stories to 20 participating schools and 37 tale tellers. Amber Singh got a special mention for her performance as a Tale Teller. Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/images/id-4203628/
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Friday, Jun 26, 2020 Art and artists across the border

An online collaborative event titled ‘Art and artists across the border’ was organized by SAI International School, Bangaluru, as a Round Square initiative in the month of June. Ten students from class 9 and 10 participated in the event and shared their views on artists from Norway in the first round of the event. Each student then selected their favourite artwork and replicated it in their own style using their own interpretation. Students also got an opportunity to present their recreated artworks to the participating schools.
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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 WGS makes history with its first virtual assembly!

WGS makes history with its first virtual assembly! Tough times don't last but tough Welhamites do! As part of the school's endeavour to make the distance learning as close to real-time learning, and keeping the student and staff community connected, the first virtual assembly was conducted live on 24th June. With over 425 attendees, including students and teachers, the assembly was a huge success and after months, one felt as if they were attending a collective event together. The school has gone a step ahead from simple online classes by including PE warm up classes in the morning and Activity classes in the afternoon. The evening prep has also been started in order to offer support to students with their homework and learning.
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Friday, Jun 19, 2020 Principal, WGS, speaks at prestigious webinar on Leadership in Education

Mrs Padmini Sambasivam, Principal, WGS, was invited as a guest speaker on a webinar titled 'EMINENT EDUCATORS' COLLOQUIUM: AGENDA SETTING FOR LEADERSHIP 'organised by the OP Jindal Global University on 19th June, 2020. The theme of the webinar was 'The Future of Education - 21st Century Skills'. Mrs Sambasivam shared that lofty ideals of education will fail if the assessment system doesn't match up and tests just base skills of memory and fact. She also said that the leaders in educational institutions will have to take complete responsibility in order to motivate and communicate with the teachers. She stressed on the need for elite schools to adopt underprivileged schools in its vicinity as part of community service.
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Monday, Jun 15, 2020 WGS conducts online IH Photography Competition

The Photography Club of Welham Girls’ School conducted an Inter-House Photography Competition on 15th June, 2020. This was a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts to participate and showcase their talent. The competition was categorized into Senior and Junior Section. Two participants each from senior section and three each from junior section took part in the competition. Hoopoe House won the first position in the Junior section while the Oriole House was ranked first in the senior section.
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Friday, May 08, 2020 WGS remembers Ms Linnell on her death anniversary

A solemn memorial service was observed today at school in honour of the Founder Principal of Welham, Ms Linnell. Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam, Principal, read out a prayer from Ms Linnell's personal diary and spoke of how Ms. Linnell was always known for her fairness and the respectful way in which she treated one and all. Keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation, only the residential staff was present which gathered around Ms Linnell's grave to observe a minute's silence to remember and pray for her
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Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 School Update on Covid-19

Dear All, World over, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc and countries are grappling to control the virus. The spread of the infection across India has become a concern for every citizen. From the very start, Welham Girls School took all necessary precautions to keep the deadly virus at bay and keeping the students and staff safe . From minimising incoming and outgoing traffic to disinfecting the campus and making sanitizers available to one and all, the school administration kept a close watch on new developments. With the first case detected in the state, students were sent home with their parents. As soon as the ICSE examinations were postponed for Class X and XII, the remaining boarders were also sent and the school announced closure for all staff. We are hoping and praying the virus is contained at the earliest and life returns to normal. In the meanwhile, please take all necessary precautions and follow the regulations as advised by the government. The school is currently shut until further notice. God bless!
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Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 Flycatcher House flies in the IH Art Competition!

An Inter-House Art competition 2019-20 was conducted in March before the school closed due to the lockdown. Eight students form each house in the Middle and Senior school participated in the event. The participants had to submit a painting on ‘Climate action – Now or Never’. Zehra Ali secured the first position in the Senior category followed by Jyot Kaur Thind and Mansi Karwa in the 2nd Position and Khushi Goel in the 3rd position. In the Middle school, Navya Talwar secured the 1st position, Shrishti Beriwal and Anurati Sharma secured the 2nd position followed by Tvisha Mahajan in the 3rd position. For scoring maximum marks by a House, Flycatchers were declared the overall winners of the event. Results for this competition were declared in the first online assembly on 24th June, 2020. Ten shortlisted works were sent for the CGS Annual Art Competition organized by Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh.
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Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 Welham Girls School celebrates its 63rd birthday

We are a year older! The whole school celebrated the 63rd school birthday on 1st February with the same joy and enthusiasm it does every year. The day held special meaning for the nominee student body as the Captain, Sports Captain, House-Captains and School Officials for 2020-21 was announced. In the evening, the solemn Investiture ceremony brought both smiles and tears as the outgoing class lit the candle for the incoming SC class. Dr. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys’ School, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. She spoke to the new Captains and addressed the audience. She said that leadership comes from example and a leader must have integrity and strive to win the respect of people. She also applauded the school for the wonderful ceremony which brought her memories as the school captain back.
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Friday, Feb 07, 2020 Welham cooks up a storm at National Cooking Competition

Eleven students from Welham participated in the National Cooking Competition held at Udaipur on 27th and 28th January. Gaurisa Dhawan and Nandita Gupta were shortlisted for the Final round and stood 2nd in their categories. Gaurisa had made Nargisi Kofta curry and Nandita Gupta made sandwich Dhokla. They were both awarded a cheque of Rs 5000/- each, recipe books and a Silver medal for their efforts. The competition was judged by Chef Vicky Ratnani, Ms.Mugadha Khare (IHM Mumbai) and Chef Sanjeev Sharma.
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Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020 Trip to Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve

On 2th February, on the occasion of the World Wetland Day, 39 girls of class VII along with four teachers, visited Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve in Haridwar district for a day-long excursion along with an expert ornithologist Mr Gurpreet Singh from the Wildlife Institute of India. They were divided into two groups, one group of 20 girls went to the swamp to observe the wetland birds and the swamp deer and the other group went to along the Ganga River and observed the riverine and forest bird diversity. Students were assigned worksheets based on their field trip. It was extremely informative and exciting field trip
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Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020 Inter-House Math-e-Magician quiz a fun event

The Mathematics Department conducted the Inter-House Math-e-Magician Quiz Competition for Junior School on 28th January, 2020. The quiz was conducted in association with NIIT. It comprised of 4 rounds -– Tick a Topic, Games 24, Buzzer round and Rapid Fire. In an exciting final round, Woodpeckers House emerged as the winner.
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Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 Welham celebrates India`s achievements this Republic Day

The Republic Day celebrations this year reverberated with the pride and patriotism. A solemn programme, the event started with a Hindi patriotic poem recitation by BII students. It was followed by an enchanting sitar recital. Hansika Nath, a PreSc student, made an impressive speech on how the country is pioneering in a number of fields and has made impressive progress since Independence, a fact most of us don’t even know. She urged the students to practice inclusivity within the school and do their bit. Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam unfurled the flag and reiterated the same thoughts. She also read out excerpts from Dr. Radhakrishna’s speech which spoke about how a nation must be built on the pillar of justice and fairness. The sound of the national anthem touched each one present and ended with the distribution of ladoos!
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Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 Talk by Prof. S. Ramnath

On January 25, 2020, a presentation on US admissions was organised for students of Grade XI. Dr Sundaresh Ramanath, Associate Professor at Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami, was the resource person and gave inputs on things to keep in mind while choosing college, completing the application, what makes a good application etc. A Charted Accountant and PhD in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. in Accounting Science from Northern Illinois University, USA, Mr Ramnath has more than two decades of teaching experience in prestigious US universities like Georgetown University, Rice University and the University of Miami. He also answered students' queries and gave insights into careers related to Finance and accounting.
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